Summer is in full swing, and the roads are full of families traveling to their favorite destinations. The months of planning for that long-anticipated vacation have finally arrived. There is no doubt about it, summer is a wonderful time for families. We are able to make many memories and share countless moments that will last a lifetime.
As our summer months fill up with travel, I would like to remind all of us of one thing that should always be a constant on our calendars. No matter how busy we get or where we are traveling, let’s be sure to make the Lord and His church our top priority. The Hebrew writer said, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching” (Heb. 10:25).
Sadly, too many people allow the Lord and His church to be placed on the back burner during this time of year. They become so focused on their activities and vacations that they choose to skip meeting together on the Lord’s Day to worship with the saints. Let’s show our children what’s most important to us. Friends, it doesn’t matter the season, Jesus and His church should always be our top priority (Matt. 6:33).
The summer is a wonderful time of year. So many good things take place, memories we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. However, as we travel during this busy season, may we never forget our love, loyalty and commitment to Jesus. Gathering with believers in other cities can be a great blessing and encouragement. Let’s not vacation from the Lord and His church.